Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Vietnam Memorial For Casualties From Missouri
1959 - 1975
May they never be forgotten and God be with them forever.
[Honor Roll of Missouri Casualties]
If you are able, save for them a place
inside of you, and save one backward glance
when you are leaving for the places they
can no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say you loved them,
thought you may not have always.
Take what they have left, and what they taught you
with their dying, and keep it with your own.
And in that time when men decide and
feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment
to embrace those gentle heroes you leave behind.
Major Michale Davis O'Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam
"The Moving Wall", Vietnam Veterans Memorial, stood here October 17-23, 1992, in memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Southwest Missouri Chapter 610
Vietnam Veterans of America
Location. 37° 10.38′ N, 94° 18.782′ W. Marker is in Carthage, Missouri, in Jasper County. Marker is on Chesnut Street east of Garrison Avenue (Missouri Highway 571), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Memorial is in Central Park. Marker is in this post office area: Carthage MO 64836, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Eliel Lanyon (E.L.) Dale (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Osage War (approx. ¼ mile away); Charles Pollard Wood (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Carthage (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Carthage (approx. 0.3 miles away); Last Skirmish of the Battle of Carthage (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rendezous At Carthage (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carthage.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 400 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.